NuPower™ 12A03A Micro L- & S-Band Power Amplifier
The NuPower™ 12A03A Micro L- & S-band radio frequency (RF) power amplifier boasts the industry’s smallest form factor in its class of PAs at 1.62 cubic inches and provides 5 watts of RF power for CW and near-constant-envelope waveforms from 1.0 to 2.5 GHz.
Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, this solid state power amplifier (SSPA) module boasts high DC-to-RF power efficiency of up to 30% and micro-miniature packaging, making it ideal for size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained broadband RF telemetry and tactical communication systems applications.
The NuPower 12A03A Micro PA extends the communication range of a wide variety of L-band and S-band transmitters and transceivers. In fact, the NuPower 12A03A Micro PA has been tested and approved by L-3 Communications for use with its Bandit digital data link transceiver, of which the NuPower 12A03A Micro PA can effectively provide twice the range.
All NuPower PAs come standard with a Micro-D interface cable with 18″ flying leads. Available options for the PA include a +30 dBm / 1 W input drive level version (P/N: NW-PA-12A03A-D30), a fan-cooled heat sink, and an interface cable assembly with banana plug terminations for lab testing.
|Frequency Range||1000 MHz to 2500 MHz||Size||1.80″ x 1.80″ x 0.50″
(L x W x H)
|RF Output Power||5 W (min)||Weight||1.3 oz.|
|RF Gain||37 dB|
|2nd Harmonic||≤-13 dBc||
|Power Amplifier Enable||GND On||Operating Temperature||-30 to +60 °C|
|Nominal Input Drive Level||0 dBm||Storage Temperature||-40 to +85 °C|
|Maximum Input Drive Level (no damage)||+10 dBm|
|Supply Voltage||+26 to +30 VDC||
|Current Consumption||0.85 A @ +28 VDC (typ)
1.25 A @ +28 VDC (max)
|RF Connectors||SMA (female)|
|Interface Connector||9-pin Micro-D (socket)|
• Broadband RF Telemetry
• RF Communication Systems
• Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
• Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)
• Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV)
• Software Defined Radios
• Test Labs
• Accessory Kit, which includes Fan-Cooled Heatsink and Upgraded Interface Cable
• Harmonic Filter Module
• Upgraded Interface Cable Assembly Banana Plug Termination
• Heatsink with Integrated Fan